Around 500,000 Minnesotans have applied for unemployment amid the COVID-19 pandemic…

“This is unprecedented volume and we know that for some people the process has been complex, they’re not hearing back as soon as they want to hear back and we are working tirelessly to provide the best customer service as possible and we ask for everyone’s patience in that process.”

Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development Commissioner Steve Grove says unemployment office hours have been extended–including on Sunday for the first time in a very long time.